A few photos from yesterdays walk around Tatton Park in Cheshire, mainly the deer but will start with a young humbug
It was nice to see a young G.C.Grebe (humbug) on the main mere
then it was off to find the big reds; this stag had several females in his harem, here's one of them with him
I was using 300mm x 2 lens; often it was too much focal length but at least it gave plenty of safety !
typical bellowing at this time of year during the rutting season ..............
and another !
ok....ok...... we can hear you !!!
watch out ladies, he's getting frisky !!
the stags are amazingly tender with the females, it's lovely to see these gentle giants keeping watch over their ladies.
It is the ladies who dictate when they are ready to accept the stag
and another snoozing
and a little white ghost crossing the park !!
this stag was busy keeping one younger stag in check and away from his harem
a few of the older stags missed out on winning over the ladies .... this was one such individual "billy no mates"
looking a bit soulful ..............
whilst the younger males were getting in some play rutting practice
young fallow buck
what spectacular coats they have
young red stag
Ladies in red
the fallows are just as handsome as the male reds
one of the male reds
and I think it was time to go when they began sticking their tongue out at the camera !!!
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
I'm pleased you managed to get to Tatton Park, and get a fabulous selection of photos. The juv GC grebe was lovely looking , just as the deer were with all their grandeur.
Many thanks for sharing Hazel.
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